Mow First or Trim First?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    Out of curiosity, what do you normally do? Do you line trim all the areas of a property before mowing or do you mow the property and then trim the uncut areas? I personally find myself doing both for different reasons. Just wondering what others do.:confused:
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Well ya wanna mow first..then whaTEVER STICKS UP OR OUT AFTER YOU MOW..YA TRIM THAT OFF
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    It really depends upon the property.
    For the first mow of the season, definitely trim first. Some yards seem to "kick up" a lot of trimmings which then leaves them laying ontop of the fresh cut grass, so on those situations, it's trim first.
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    It depends on what kind of mood Im in..:laugh:
  5. lazerslicer05

    lazerslicer05 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I am a one man crew usually i will trim first edge and then mow and blow, but sometimes i trim, mow, edge and blow so the edge looks the best gotta make sure the edge looks great!
  6. skurkp

    skurkp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Always trim and edge first and do any bed work. This is so the mower will pick up and cut any trimmings laying on the turf, and you should be trimming so that the mowing is completed faster. I mostly do commercial and I like to do the trim work first so I can sit for a while.
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  7. Lynch Landscaping

    Lynch Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    Mow then trim.
  8. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I trim first unless it is a new lawn... Then I mow first to learn what areas I can't reach with the mower.....

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  9. Tight Angles

    Tight Angles LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    have one guy edge and trim while you mow
  10. toac

    toac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    exactly what i do

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